Monday, 17 August 2020

We were the better side - Harry Maguire

We were the better side - Harry Maguire

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has opined that his side was better than Sevilla despite a 2-1 defeat in the Europa League encounter.

Manchester United took the lead in the 9th minutes via a Bruno Fernandes penalty but failed to hold on to the lead as goals from Suso and substitute Luuk gave Sevilla a deserved win over the Red Devils.

The England international defender described Sevilla as the second-best team in the encounter as they failed to create as many chances as the Premier League side. He also admitted that his teammates had more chances and were wasteful at the same time.

"It's difficult," Maguire said to BT Sport. "The boys are devastated. We created numerous chances. The best team lost. They punished us for missing chances. They didn't have many chances, to be honest.

"We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough. We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through. We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year."

He, however, stated that the team had no excuse to lose as massive improvement is needed in the team.

"We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn't acceptable. Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team - another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club."

Maguire assured Manchester United fans that trophies will come next season and felt inexperienced cost his team.

"[Trophies will] happen soon - we want to win it as soon as possible," Maguire said. "If we take another giant step next season we'll improve again.

"Tonight we turned up and the best team lost. Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us - we shouldn't have conceded that second goal." He concluded.

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